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1. (Science: prefix) Relating to the teeth or dentition, dental.

See: odonto-.

Origin: L. Dens, tooth

2. A slight depression, or small notch or hollow, made by a blow or by pressure; an indentation. A blow that would have made a dent in a pound of butter. (De Quincey)

Origin: a variant of dint.

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Humans are Deuterostomes. Right?..

Wiki says: In deuterostomes (including humans), the original dent (blastopore) becomes the anus, while the gut eventually tunnels through the embryo until it reaches the other side, forming an opening that becomes the mouth. But the thing is that, as I ...

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by Siroggak
Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Humans are Deuterostomes. Right?..
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What plant are these from?

... plant are they from? They're lightweight, woody, and seem to be hollow in sections. The rest of the innards are like a strong, hard foam (can't dent it with a fingernail). They look like they've been bleached or sandblasted. Many are more twisted than shown in the photo, and the root-like areas ...

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by hilla
Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:37 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: What plant are these from?
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Cystic fibrosis: amino acid deletion causes drastic results?

... 2. and suppose you take the ball and a metal pipe with a larger diameter. the ball can pass. (this is the regular instance) 3. but now make a dent in the pipe somehwere in the middle. the ball gets stuck. the loss of the specific a.a results in a change in shape. now if you want to know how? ...

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by jwalin
Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:17 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Cystic fibrosis: amino acid deletion causes drastic results?
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Re: A Monkey's Uncle

... flashlights will turn them on. The rest will remain in the dark. If you compare purchases, you might discover that many people not only have the identical gadgets but that many may have most. Does that make you all related in the genetic sense? (Yes, I do appreciate that is woefully simplistic).. ...

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by narrowstaircase
Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:03 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A Monkey's Uncle
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Views: 62712

A Monkey's Uncle

Astus Aleator: I could swear I've read this before word-for-word somewhere.... I posted the identical blog (apart from some sloppy grammar I discovered) in a couple of places including my own blog page. I was hoping to get some reply; in particular a blistering paragraph ...

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by JDavidE
Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A Monkey's Uncle
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